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April 6: Gallery showcases four student artists

Friday, April 6, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—Four student artists will display original works of art April 20-29 in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College.

The opening reception and gallery talks by the artists will be April 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"Totem" showcases the ceramic works of senior art student Clarisa Marcus. Her exhibition features relief tile murals, furniture with tile decorations and other functional ceramics. Butterflies, representing emotional movement from negative to positive; dragonflies, signifying the interconnections of relationships; and frogs, symbolizing serenity, appear throughout her work.

Emily Schrodel will display "Walking Along Flowered Trails," a collection of functional, wheel thrown pottery inspired by nature. The forms and colors used in her pieces mimic those found in one of three wildflowers native to Maryland—Black-eyed Susan, False Indigo and Jacob's Ladder.

The work of Diane Seiberlich is featured in an exhibit entitled "Rosemaling in Clay." Ceramic tiles, steins and bowls inspired by Norwegian folk art comprise this exhibit. The tiles and bowls imitate patterns typically found in carved and brightly painted decorations on homes, churches and wooden vessels that flourished in Norway during the 18th and 19th centuries.

"Diversity" is a series of digital-based illustrations and designs by Tania Shabri. The artist uses a variety of colors, textures and patterns in the two-dimensional sketches and three-dimensional objects, and her compositions are intended to evoke respect for different traditions and cultures.

For more information about this and other exhibits at the Hodson Gallery, contact Ryan Browning, curator of the gallery, at